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Old 12-29-2011, 05:05 AM   #1
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Philip's ADA Mini-M - Help me choose fish!


Philip's ADA Mini-M

Hi all,
I got this setup as a Christmas gift from my family. I'm super excited to get it all set up! I've never had a nano tank before so i'm sure there will be a little bit of a learning curve. However, it should be a lot of fun and i hope that you guys will enjoy following this tank's progression.

I've been messing around with the scape for the past few days, and i think i've finally come up with something that i like. However, i'm trying to decide whether i should trim down the longest branch in the front or not. I'd appreciate your feedback.

For plants, i'm planning on a HC carpet with some sort of Rotala sp. in the background. The branches will be covered with moss (likely taiwan), though i haven't totally decided on which type yet. I'm hoping to make this an easy tank to maintain by keeping it simple.

For fauna, i'll likely go with some sort of micro rasbora as well as yellow shrimp.

I have all the necessary equipment to get this tank going except for the filter and lily pipes. My next pay check can't come soon enough!

Although it's likely not the most economical setup, i've been wanting to try GLA's new 95 gram CO2 disposable cartridge kit for a while now. I tested it out on my 60-P and it seems to work well. I hope the cartridges will each last for at least a month. From what i've heard, they should. It's a very sleek little kit and it goes well with the ADA look.

Let me know what you think!

Tank: ADA Mini-M (5.5G)
Light: ADA Solar Mini-M
Filter: Eheim 2211
CO2: GLA Atomic Nano CO2 Kit (95 gram cartridge)
Substrate: ADA New Amazonia (multi-type)
Hardscape: Ohko stone; ADA branch wood
Dosing: pFertz NPK+micros












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Old 12-29-2011, 05:12 AM   #2
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Killer set up, Phillip! I can't wait to see it planted up!
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:19 AM   #3
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love the hardscape! cant wait for this!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:21 AM   #4
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Nice Christmas present.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:42 AM   #5
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sexy! I wonder if it will look better without substrate or not.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:03 AM   #6
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Very nice. I like the hardscape. But yea I agree, I would trim down the longest branch a bit. Is that the paintball regulator from GLA?
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Thanks for all the comments!
jkan, it's the Atomic Nano CO2 Kit. It uses 98 gram disposable CO2 cartridges.
I trimmed the branch down a bit and it looks much better.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:09 AM   #8
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very nice! does that GLA setup work with normal paintball tanks? and the rocks and driftwood are very nice.
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very nice! does that GLA setup work with normal paintball tanks? and the rocks and driftwood are very nice.
GLA does sell a similar model that works with paintball tanks. However, the model that i have is only for the disposable cartridges.

The one i have: http://greenleafaquariums.com/comple...o2-system.html
For paintball: http://greenleafaquariums.com/comple...o2-system.html
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Thanks! It looks really sleek and modern, matches the ADA stuff.
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i love that tank!
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Got the filter today. MAN the stand looks empty! I practically have room for a second mini-M down there!

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What heater are you using, inline? Sweet setup and very generous family. This should be interesting.
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You'll love the mini m. Just be careful with micro rasaboras jumping. $30 worth of them jumped on me...
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:29 PM   #15
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What heater are you using, inline? Sweet setup and very generous family. This should be interesting.
Didn't really have any plans for a heater, but i guess it might be a good idea to get an in-line hydor since it's a small tank and our house does get cold in the winter. I usually don't ever use heaters on my tanks but the shrimp might need it when it gets cold.

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You'll love the mini m. Just be careful with micro rasaboras jumping. $30 worth of them jumped on me...
Yeah i'll be careful about that. Aquatouch has a few cool micro rasboras in stock so i'll be getting those once the tank is cycled.
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